NFL.com analysts have chosen Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill for Comeback Player of the Year.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is rightfully receiving more recognition for reviving his career in 2019.
Tannehill led the Titans to a 7-3 record after he took over as the team’s starter following a 2-4 start, which helped Tennessee make the playoffs at 9-7. His play also helped elevate the Titans’ offense to a level of production it had not seen in many years.
Tannehill went on to throw for 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns to six picks, and he also ran for another four scores. He finished first in the NFL in passer rating and third in completion percentage and earned the highest Pro Football Focus grade of any NFL quarterback.
NFL.com analysts made their predictions for the upcoming awards that will be handed out at the NFL Honors show on February 1st, and Tannehill was the choice for Comeback Player of the Year.
Tannehill received 10 of the 24 analyst votes for the award and finished ahead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Oakland Raiders tight end, Darren Waller, both of whom finished second and third, respectively.
- Ryan Tannehill: 10 votes
- Jimmy Garoppolo: 6 votes
- Darren Waller: 4 votes
- Teddy Bridgewater: 1 vote
- Dalvin Cook: 1 vote
- Travis Frederick: 1 vote
- Emmanuel Sanders: 1 vote
A.J. Brown, who totaled 52 catches for 1,051 yards and nine total touchdowns (eight receiving) and led all rookie receivers in multiple categories, was snubbed for the Offensive Rookie of the Year by the NFL.com analysts.
In fact, he received just three votes and finished in third place behind Oakland Raiders running back, Josh Jacobs, and Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Kyler Murray, both of whom finished first and second, respectively.
- Josh Jacobs: 11 votes
- Kyler Murray: 9 votes
- A.J. Brown: 3 votes
- Miles Sanders: 1 vote
At the very least, Brown should be second to Jacobs.
As several outlets continue to release their picks for awards, Brown has only gotten the nod from Pro Football Focus for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Meanwhile, Tannehill has already been named Comeback Player of the Year by Pro Football Focus and the Pro Football Writers of America, and he was also given the honor of Most Improved Player by PFWA.